Former sports minister Solomon Dalung says admitting Femi Fani-Kayode into the All Progressives Congress is “insensitive”.
Dalung also described Fani-Kayode as a “political hawker” and “liability”.
He lamented that the mission of APC that they formed in 2015 has changed, adding that people now join the party to get “juicy appointments”.
Dalung in a statement said he was ashamed that Buhari could share a table with someone who had called him a “criminal”.
The statement read in part, “In the whole of my existence, I have not been ashamed of myself like yesterday (Thursday) when I watched Femi Fani Kayode standing by the President in the State House in Abuja.
“I have no problems with people’s political affiliations but I have issues with the manner the confidence and goodwill of Nigerians are been (sic) gambled with recklessly by clueless political elites.
“Could recruitment of political liabilities in the face of raving insecurity that has claimed lives of many innocent Nigerians who voted for us be the priority now?
“What has happened to the humanity of APC leaders that we are so insensitive to the mode of the nation? If we have such political strategies of conquering political opponents like Femi Fani-Kayode, then why have we failed to deploy the same to defeat Boko Haram, banditry, unknown gunmen, kidnapping?
“This wasn’t our mission when we mobilised Nigerians to trust us with power in 2015. The fear of APC is the beginning of wisdom, once a corrupt politician joins APC his sins are forgiven, all corruption charges will be automatically dropped and compensations with juicy appointments will follow.
“Loyalty in the APC party is a capital offence, no wonder Femi Fani-Kayode insulted President Buhari and swore he will prefer to die than joining APC.
“He is now the latest political bride of the President whom he earlier called a “criminal”. If this is what our party can offer at this critical stage of our national history, then Nigeria has entered one chance.”